Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes…perfect side dish for any meat….but awesome with steak!!
I don’t know about you, but I love potatoes. Any kind of potato…mashed, baked, french fries, hash browns, potato pancakes….and I absolutely love stuffed!! So in my quest for yet another way to eat these gems….I tried using a cast iron skillet…and my god they were awesome!! I could eat potatoes at EVERY meal, and there certainly are enough ways to prepare them so that could actually happen.
Potatoes are such a simple ingredient that you can do so much with. Doesn’t matter how you cook them they always taste wonderful. Of course there are certain occasions that they have to be done “exactly”… like the big holiday meals when creamy mashed is a must with gravy….can’t have turkey without them…at least not in my house.
My husband has this wonderful cast iron skillet that he uses on the BBQ. I decided that this was going to make some Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes to go along with that wonderful steak he was cooking for dinner.
It’s a very simple dish yet the end result is so incredible…we were thrilled with the how wonderful they turned out.
Basically all you do is thinly slice “unpeeled” russet potatoes (I used a mandolin) and nicely arrange them in a cast iron skillet.
Slice some shallots in nice thick wedges. Mix up some olive oil and herbs. Pour over the potatoes and bake until crispy. I love using flavoured olive oils so for this recipe I used “mushroom sage” which gave a nice earthy flavour to the potatoes.
Since they are in the oven for about 2 hours….and if it is a nice BBQ day…. it gives you lots of time to sit and relax with a glass of wine while hubby does the rest of the meal!! Perfect for me!! ?
So next time you are looking for a great potato dish…give these Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes a try… you will be amazed at how good they taste. If you have other flavoured oils, try them out, they are wonderful and really change the flavour profile completely depending on the one you choose.
For a great marinade…Will’s Extra Special Marinade will make your steaks tender and juicy. Increase the amount and you can marinate a roast…awesome!!
Strawberry Pie with Flavoured Whipped Cream makes a great dessert to end your wonderful meal!!
The MIU spatula you see in the photos is a great addition to your kitchen collection. Works great whether you are cooking indoors or outdoors. The thin flexible design works so well on delicate fish….or your morning omelette.
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Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes
- 3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (unpeeled)
- 2 shallots (thickly sliced)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1/3 cup Mushroom Sage olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp dried chervil
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Brush a 9-10 inch cast iron skillet with oil.
Combine flavoured olive oil, salt, pepper and chervil.
Thickly slice shallots.
Thinly slice potatoes (I used a mandolin).
Place potato slices vertically in cast iron skillet.
Add the wedges of shallots throughout.
Brush oil/herb mixture over potatoes and shallots.
Add more salt and pepper over top.
Bake for 2 hours...until golden and crispy.
Perfect with a nice BBQ steak. Since they take a nice long time to bake...enjoy your afternoon with a glass of wine while they cook.
For the perfect steak marinade...Will's Extra Special Marinade is just what you are looking for. Yours streaks will be tender and juicy!!